Alachua County, Florida Electric Profile

Alachua County ranks 23rd out of 67 counties in the state for total consumption, with its citizens consuming over 3,000,000 megawatt hours.

Alachua County produces 1,735,225.35 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 249th out of 3220 counties in the country for natural gas generation.

Alachua County's 39.38% rise in the use of non-renewable fuels for electric production throughout the past year is a disappointing trend.

On average, Alachua County citizens are accountable for 7,466.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita per year, making them the 3rd highest polluting county out of 67 counties in the state based on per capita emissions.

In the last year, Alachua County has had a 70.86% increase in generation of electricity from solar power, up from 155,019.04 megawatt hours a year to 264,860 megawatt hours a year.

Alachua County produces 264,860 megawatt hours from solar energy, making it 83rd out of 3220 counties in the US for total megawatt hours generated from solar power sources.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,028,747 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.26 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,832,237 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    788,069 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    2,044,168 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    10.53 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    2,008,873,199 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    7,466.74 kg

Gainesville, FL Electric Overview

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Gainesville's citizens are charged an average residential electricity rate of 12.91 cents per kilowatt hour. While this is higher than the state average price of 11.95 cents per kilowatt hour it is lower than the nationwide average of 13.62 cents. Generation from non-renewable fuels accounts for 15.11 megawatt hours per person in the city. More electricity is produced in Gainesville than is used, with production totaling 169.62% of total usage.

The consumption of electricity in Gainesville accounts for 1,131,202,118.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, which is the 7th highest in Florida out of 920 cities. This total results in 8,561.48 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person, which ranks the city 7th highest in Florida for emissions per capita. Natural Gas is the primary fuel in Gainesville, with 66.90% of electricity generation coming from the fuel. Combined with Wood/Wood Waste Solids (20.74%) and Coal (12.15%), these three fuel types make up 2,517,429.32 megawatt hours (or 99.78%) electricity production in the city. Gainesville has the 2nd most electricity producing plants of any city in the state, with 6 total power plants. This is also the 30th most plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gainesville

Gainesville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.135/kWh$0.127/kWh$108.42/mo.$105.59/mo.
605th12.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gainesville
4th$107.06Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gainesville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gainesville, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.48141.652,367,495271,725,200
Gainesville Regional UtilitiesBUNDLED13.02104.362,200,984850,316110,697,000

Zips with electric coverage in Gainesville, Florida include: 32608, 32607, 32605, 32606, 32609, 32601, 32641, 32653, 32612, 32603

Alachua, FL Electric Overview

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Alachua's inhabitants pay an average residential electricity rate of 11.62 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 2.72% less than the average state rate of 11.95 cents and 14.63% less than the US average of 13.62 cents. The city has seen a 100.00% rise in electricity generated by solar sources. About 100.00% of the city's total electricity generation is from solar energy sources.

Around 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident are emitted in the city due to electricity consumption, ranking them as the 911th highest polluter in Florida out of 920 cities. A total of 0 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted from the city a year. This is enough to rank 911th worst in Florida for total pollution from electricity use. The city has one power generation plant in the city. This is the 18th most power plants within a city and the 19th highest number of plants per capita, out of 920 cities, in the state. Alachua's fuel of choice is Solar, with 100.00% of electricity generation using this fuel.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alachua

Alachua residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.111/kWh$195.89/mo.$95.09/mo.
463rd11.62¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alachua
20th$121.54Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alachua Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Alachua, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alachua ElectricBUNDLED11.4110744,032.25,025,634.1
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.48141.652,367,495271,725,200
Duke Energy FloridaBUNDLED13.65145.96119,15421,504,3002,935,547,019
Gainesville Regional UtilitiesBUNDLED13.02104.36850,316110,697,000

Zips with electric coverage in Alachua, Florida include: 32653, 32615, 32643, 32616

High Springs, FL Electric Overview

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On average, High Springs's residential electricity price is 12.35 cents per kilowatt hour. This is, regrettably for their citizens, 3.40% more than the state's average rate of 11.95 cents, which ranks the city 507th out of 920 cities in the state for lowest average electricity price. Clay Electric Cooperative sells 23,571.41 megawatt hours in the city per year, more than any other supplier. The national average monthly residential power bill is $121.91, while the High Springs average is 17.38% higher at $143.11 per month.

Electricity use in High Springs results in the release of 27,153,793.43 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which is the 428th highest in the state out of 920 cities. This total also results in a ranking of 194th worst in the state for emissions per person. The city is home to no power generation plants, which is, quite clearly, the least in the country for total power plants in a city.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in High Springs

High Springs residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.111/kWh$195.89/mo.$95.09/mo.
507th12.35¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of High Springs
597th$143.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for High Springs Residents

Electric Companies With Service in High Springs, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central Florida Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.46129.64382,84547,703,500
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.48141.652,367,495271,725,200
Duke Energy FloridaBUNDLED13.65145.9621,504,3002,935,547,019

Energy Production in Alachua County, Florida

Power Plants in Alachua County, Florida

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Deerhaven Generating StationGainesville Regional Utilities (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 860,775746,122,175.82866.8Yes
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 815,995372,972,005457.08
Gainesville FL Wood/Wood Waste Solids 524,214660,534,050.821,260.05
University of FloridaDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 318,965139,121,675.14436.17
Horizon Solar Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Alachua County FL Solar 142,691
Santa Fe Solar Power PlantDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Alachua FL Solar 119,154
Alachua County FL Natural Gas 47,42810,978,962.96231.49
Solar Park Gainesville, LLCEDF Renewables (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Solar 1,974
Gainesville FL Solar 1,041

Alachua County, Florida Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Emitting 2,008,873,199.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year, Alachua County ranks 14th highest out of 67 counties in Florida for total emissions from electricity use. Averaging 7,466.74 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the county ranks 739th highest for pollution per capita. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Alachua County, with 61.27% of electricity generation coming from the fuel type. Adding Natural Gas totals to Wood/Wood Waste Solids (18.47%) and Coal (10.82%), the three fuel types make up 90.56% of the generation. Alachua County has 9 electricity plants, which is 251st most in the nation and 1469th most when considering plants per citizen in the county.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
61.27%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
18.47%
COAL
Coal
Coal
10.82%
SOLAR
Solar
9.35%
RESIDUAL FUEL OIL
Residual Fuel Oil
0.09%
OTHER
Other
0.00%

Alachua County, Florida Net Metering

Companies offering net metering in Alachua County include Gainesville Regional Utilities, Clay Electric Cooperative, and Alachua Electric The state of Florida has pretty good state level net metering legislation.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity providers in Alachua County is 4.65%. This includes data from 4 suppliers, including Gainesville Regional Utilities, Clay Electric Cooperative, and Duke Energy Florida. The nationwide average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned Alachua County a rank of 1767th best in the US out of 3220 counties.

Providers In Each City in Alachua County:

  • Alachua, Florida:
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 4.74%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 4.93%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 36.77%
    • Alachua Electric: 53.55%
  • Archer, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 54.43%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 28.52%
    • Central Florida Electric Cooperative: 17.04%
  • Gainesville, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 7.25%
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 92.75%
  • High Springs, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 39.45%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 58.55%
    • Central Florida Electric Cooperative: 2.00%
  • La Crosse, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Micanopy, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 100.00%
  • Newberry, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 37.71%
    • Newberry Utilities: 6.84%
    • Central Florida Electric Cooperative: 55.45%
  • Waldo, Florida:
    • Florida Power & Light: 81.05%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 18.95%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Alachua County, Florida?

The largest electricity provider in Alachua County, Florida by megawatt hours sold is Gainesville Regional Utilities.

How many electric companies offer service in Alachua County, Florida?

Alachua County, Florida is home to 5 electricity companies offering service in the area.

How many power plants are located within Alachua County, Florida?

There are 9 active power plants located in Alachua County, Florida

What electricity companies offer service in Alachua County, Florida?

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-21